Jayanti Patnaik

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Jayanti Patnaik
Member of Parliament
In office
1980-1989 and 1998-1999
Preceded by Janaki Ballabh Patnaik
Succeeded by Srikant Jena
Constituency Cuttack and Berhampur
Member of Parliament
Preceded by P. V. Narasimha Rao
Succeeded by Anadi Charan Sahu
Personal details
Born (1932-04-07) 7 April 1932 (age 84)
Aska, Ganjam district, Orissa, India
Political party Indian National Congress

Jayanti Patnaik M.A. (born 1932) is an Indian Parliamentarian and renowned social worker.[1] She was the first Chairperson of the National Commission for Women. Her term of office was from 3rd February 1992 to 30th January 1995.[2][3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

She was born in 1932 at Aska, Ganjam district of Orissa. Her father is Niranjan Patnaik. She was educated at Harihar High School, Aska. She has studied Master of Arts (M.A.) in Social Work from Sailabala Women's College under Utkal University, Cuttak. She pursued advanced studied in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.[1]

She married politician Janaki Ballabh Patnaik in 1953, who later remained Chief Minister of Odisha (1980–89), and the couple had one son and two daughters.


  1. ^ a b Biographical Sketch: Member of Parliament, 12th Lok Sabha Parliament of India
  2. ^ "Jayanti Patnaik" (pdf). School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Brief History". National Commission for Women. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "List of chairpersons of NCW". National Commission for Women. Retrieved 15 March 2016.